In an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Tuesday night, Eric Trump, the son of the president, said he was shocked and appalled by the way Democrats on Capitol Hill were treating his father’s agenda.

“I’ve never seen hatred like this,” he said. “To me, they’re not even people. It’s so, so sad. Morality’s just done. Morals have flown out the window and we deserve so much better than this as a country.

“You see the Democratic Party, they’re imploding,” he continued. “They became obstructionists because they have no message of their own. You see the head of the DNC, who is a total whack job. There’s no leadership there. They lost the election that they should have won because they spent seven times the amount of money that my father spent.”

Eric said the vitriol aimed at President Trump had gone far beyond the usual partisan fighting in Washington.

“We need to bring some principles back. We have to bring some manners back. We need to bring some respect back. It’s sad,” he said. “They would rather see him fail than have America succeed. I have said that a million times and I really believe it.”

Would anyone possibly deny that? There are probably some Democrats who would, but we doubt they could keep a straight face while doing so. They’ve flat out said that they aren’t going to compromise with Trump, no matter what they get out of the deal. It’s more important to them that they pander to the lunatics at the Republican town halls around the country than actually work to pass some meaningful legislation. They’ve decided they’re just going to wait out the next four years and hope for the best in 2020.

It’s a shame, because we firmly believe that they’re missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime. Trump has a lot of hardcore conservative supporters, but he’s not an ideological man himself. He’s not sitting up late at night reading the collected essays of William F. Buckley. He’s a pragmatist, and he would LOVE to work across the aisle with Chuck Schumer and the Democrats. He would probably love to do it more than his supporters would like to see him do it, actually. But the door is closed, because Democrats are only interested in playing for the cameras these days.

Which, really, is just fine. Maybe Trump’s agenda is going to get stuck in gridlock for the next couple of years, but at least we don’t have a Democrat in there passing liberal legislation over the heads of clueless Republicans. At this point, just keeping the Democrats at a standstill is almost as good as building a wall. Maybe, depending on how it goes in 2018, the left will soon realize that while this anti-Trump thing may be great for ratings, it isn’t doing anything for their constituents.